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Feb 15th, 2021
Only a few years ago, Greg was living a digital nomad life in Southeast Asia. Today, he's settled in Iceland, committed to a mission: to make a tech company sound more human. The Mousepad met him for a Monday coffee.
What you do at Men&Mice and how long you’ve been working here?
Since early 2018, but I've been a full-time employee (and in Iceland) since late 2019. I‘m the technical content manager and writer, which means I write a lot and... then I write some more. My focus is mostly on the product and technical aspects, translating engineer English to human English. For example, earlier this year we gave the Men&Mice website a complete overhaul: not only did we simplify the structure and updated the brand but worked hard to make the network managment (our core speciality) more accessible to the non-engineers among us.
Describe Men&Mice in three words.
Focused, flexible, fun.
What did you learn about working in the pandemic?
That most of the processes and routine I take for granted from my freelancing years are a challenge for many. I think a lot of people, all around the world, have struggled with switching to remote work and staying productive, but to me it was just flexing some slightly unused muscles again.
What does the term ‘sustainable networking’ mean to you?
A lot of work. I like that it‘s a very malleable concept, and can touch on many important aspects of networks that are often and traditionally overlooked. But for anything to last, it needs to be sustainable, and for anything to be sustainable it needs to be both efficient and respectful to its resources. Don‘t throw away that appliance hardware just because the vendor said so. Make better use of your existing IP address pool. Things like that.
Do you have a hobby?
Lots, most of them are sci-fi-related (with a shifting balance between science and fiction). I like creating content, not just writing but also in other media and especially across. And consuming content, a copious amount of it.
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